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Press Releases from VetShopAustralia (4 total)

Brush up on doggie dental care

Pet owners should be brushing up on doggie dental care, with oral hygiene being one of the most overlooked factors in the healthy upbringing of the family animal, a leading vet has advised. Dr Mark Perissinotto, head vet at VetShopAustralia.com.au, said oral care was a very important part of a pet’s overall health and wellbeing and recommends annual dental checks to safeguard against pain and suffering. “Studies have shown that 80 percent

Vet backs animal cruelty crackdown

Vet backs animal cruelty crackdown As appalling acts of animal cruelty continue to make the headlines, a leading veterinarian has called for greater education and tougher penalties for offenders. Dr Mark Perissinotto, head vet for VetshopAustralia.com.au, made the call following the recent case in Geelong, Victoria, where two kittens died and a third was left clinging to life after they were beaten and dumped on the side of the road in a

Another smoking drawback .... it harms pets too

Pet owners who love a puff are putting their animals at significant risk due to the effects of passive smoke, according to vetshopaustralia. VetshopAustralia.com.au managing director, Mark Perissinotto, said second hand smoke was as dangerous for cats and dogs as it was for humans, providing an even greater incentive to stamp out the habit. “Research by institutions including Tuft College of Veterinary Medicine and Oklahoma State University have shown that

Vet warns of lurking snake danger this summer

Media release: January XX, 2010 – draft Vet warns of lurking snake danger this summer A leading veterinarian has warned pet owners of the lurking dangers of snakes, saying this Australian summer would unfortunately see thousands of family animals treated for venomous bites. Dr Mark Perissinotto, the managing director of VetShopAustralia.com.au, said the warmer weather greatly increased the danger of snake bites with vets already reporting a significant increase in case numbers. “All signs